Shannon, Alabama

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Shannon, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Shannon Post Office
Shannon Post Office
Shannon is located in Alabama
Shannon is located in the US
Coordinates: 33°24′19″N 86°52′19″W / 33.40528°N 86.87194°W / 33.40528; -86.87194Coordinates: 33°24′19″N 86°52′19″W / 33.40528°N 86.87194°W / 33.40528; -86.87194
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 35142
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 126626[1]

Shannon is a small unincorporated community located in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, between Birmingham and northwest Hoover named after John James Shannon, a mine operator.[2] A post office first opened under the name Shannon in 1915.[3] The town is home to a coal mine owned by the Drummond Company.[4]


  1. ^ "Shannon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 126. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ Anthony Effinger, Matthew Bristow, Alabama Billionaire Battles Murder Suits as Prices Ebb, Bloomberg Business, July 16, 2013